ճիրան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ճիրան (čiran); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

ճիրան (čiran)

  1. claw, talon

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Ačaṙyan reconstructs the older form as *ճէրան (*čēran).

Noun[edit]

ճիրան (čiran

  1. claw, talon
    զճիրանսն ցցելzčiransn cʿcʿel ― to stretch out the claws
    ճիրանամբք խզելčiranambkʿ xzel ― to claw, to scratch

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References[edit]

  • ճիրան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ճիրան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ճիրան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University